I would echo what Tiffany said. I quit my Big Box job several months ago and honestly I just needed a break from everyone needing me. My parents are in advanced age with my dad having stroke deficits. I have been doing a lot for them the last few months and I amglad that I have had this time for them.
I too have bills like all of us. Southern Cali is very expensive to live and being the only income it is a bit frightening starting a new business.
I too had to get off the slave ship of corporate medicine. I think a lot of docs are stuck there.
I also think the startup is an expense. I am really trying not to take out a loan. I do not want more debt. I have found a small place that needs work. The contractor has quoted 17k and that doesn't include the cabinets that are needed. That doesn't include furnishing it, medical supplies, etc. The lease is reasonable but add that the expense of my mortgage.
I have recently started doing some 1099 work for a residency program, and I hope that continues. I really have had fun teaching the residents. I also have another Home care agency that wants me to do very part time work for them. So I am glad these have come along to have some income.
I think one of my biggest weaknesses is marketing the business. I am not a big talker. I did meet with a young woman that has a startup Marketing business Honestly, The cost is too much. Emily Scott's mom is going to help me with my website. My sister said she would start and maintain the Facebook.
I want to get this lease and contractor stuff going.
I have my AndaMeds account and McKesson accounts.
I have some equipment but need more.
So I'm getting there